New Mexico University Challenged Over Deaths of Black Babies

Students and Faculty Asked to Bring Legal Actions to Save Their Lives
WASHINGTON - Oct. 17, 2022 - PRLog -- Law students and their professors at the University of New Mexico [UNM] School of Law are being asked - indeed challenged - to file a pair of legal actions to bring an end to the needless deaths of Black babies born in New Mexico.

The challenge is being brought by public interest law professor John Banzhaf who is known as "The Man Behind the Ban on Cigarette Commercials," "a Driving Force Behind the Lawsuits That Have Cost Tobacco Companies Billions of Dollars," the "Dean of Public Interest Lawyers," "One of America's Premier Legal Activists," a "King of Class Action Law Suits," and an "Entrepreneur of Litigation, [and] a Trial Lawyer's Trial Lawyer."

Banzhaf will explain to the University's law students and medical students how he and his own law students started the world-wide movement to protect nonsmokers by getting smoking restricted and then banned on airplanes,

This was followed by a lawsuit against McDonald's which forced the fast food giant to pay over $12 million, correct its misleading advertising, and issue a public apology, as well as by other legal actions which collectively saved millions of lives and hundreds of billions in health care dollars.

The internationally known law professor will explain how a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that Black newborns are 3 times more likely to die when cared for by White doctors than by Black ones, and how he is planning to bring legal actions in the nation's capital to help save innocent lives.

The twin legal actions will be based on a novel legal theory similar to the one he used to sue the major tobacco companies which yielded payments of a quarter-of-a-trillion dollars, killed off Joe Camel and the use of cartoon characters to promote smoking, brought an end to cigarette billboards, and other unprecedented successes which could not have been achieved even through federal legislation.

At a conference on public health law, he will challenge law students and medical students at NMU to put together similar legal actions to help protect New Mexico babies.

The conference, which will be held on Friday, October 21st, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (MT), can be accessed on Zoom.

Banzhaf is scheduled to throw down his challenge at about 3:15 PM (MT).   @profbanzhaf

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